please tell me whether i was at risk of aquiring HIV in this situation or not
first of all , i ve never been engaged with any Sexual Activity the only thing i do not have is a SPLEEN which is an important part of the Immune system and that was since 23 years ago i removed it when i was 4 years old
we were 3 please outside ( the two people idk if they are HIV + or not but the street where i work is full of bad people i think), we saw a cat meowing from a top of a tree "he wasnt stuck there very high" so i asked these two random people to help me save him !
the first person climbed and caught the cat from his belly with one hand and the cat was so scared and was screaming i saw him moving his 4 legs but not sure if he scratched that person or not but most likely i can say 70% he wasnt scratched because that position of holding a cat doesnt make him scratch you that's what i think and 30% i think it scratched him but who knows !!, and then he was asking the two of us to help him descend the cat
the 2nd person was close to the first person a bit and im the one who was in the safe place but i was also close to the 2nd person ,
the first person threw the cat on the person 2 ( they were close to each other) and then immediately( in 1-2 seconds) the 2nd person held him with two hands and threw him on me , i tried to catch him too but unfortunately he scratched me(he did me 2 ro 3 superficial sctrachs they did not bleed they only hurted me) so i screamed a bit and throw the cat on floor and since im a person that fears viruses i rushed so fast to my shop and used the HYDROALCOHOLIC GEL on my both hands and rubbed them so fast and i felt my hand hurting after using that GEL too ( the time btw the cat sctrachs and me using the HYDROALCOHOLIC GEL was like 1 to 1.5 minutes )
and then i started panicing the day after. i was deliberately coughing all the time coughing and coughing deliberately with no reason i really dont know why i did this !!! and then after a 1 or 2 weeks i got a sore throat and and fever and headache and few sweats after i woke up from naps but did not get them in night ! i did not get the swollen lymph nodes nor the rash neither the ulcers in the mouth ..i visited the doctor and he said maybe because you were deliberately coughing because throat muscles can be affected this way too and since the weather was a bit cold you encountered this ...but this doesnt mean we exclude the fact that i encountered a cat scratchs !
here are my questions please answer them all :
1-please tell me if i was at risk or no
2-lets assume that the cat really scratched the two people and then immediately sctrached me..will the HYDROALCOHOLIC GEL kill off all HIV that got in my small cuts after using it in 1-1.3 minutes ( i could have asked them if they got scratchs too ! but from fearness i didnt have the time to.. because i rushed so fast to my shop ) please asnwer me !!
Thank you for your inquiry. From what we gather from the question, you were asking about the risk of acquiring HIV after the scenario described. From the information given, this scenario is determined to be No Risk (Transmission of HIV is not possible in the given scenario).
The scenario mentioned above does not meet the three components of the HIV Transmission Equation. It does not satisfy the equation because there is no exchange of bodily fluid nor direct access to enter the bloodstream.
The hydroalcoholic gel should not be relevant in this case.
Regards, AIDS Vancouver Helpline/Online, Samantha